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Alexis Contin

France

SportSpeed Skating
FederationIDSSFRA11910198601
NOCFrance
Born19 Oct 1986 in  Saint-Malo
GenderMen
Marital statusMarried
FamilySon Bodhi [2017]
ResidenceSaint-Malo, FRA
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesDutch, English, French
Higher educationPolitical Science
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 36.57 07 Mar 2015 Calgary  
    1000m 1:10.25 19 Jan 2013 Calgary  
    1500m 1:44.00 15 Nov 2013 Salt Lake City, UT  
    5000m 6:11.95 10 Nov 2013 Calgary  
    10000m 13:04.80 08 Mar 2015 Calgary  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
World Single Distances Championships
Event  
World Single Distances Championships
    Mass Start 16 Laps   1 2  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/alexiscontin  
twitter.com/alexiscontin  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe switched from roller speed skating to speed skating so he could compete at the Olympic Winter Games.  
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried roller speed skating at age five. He took up speed skating in 2005/06.  
Club / TeamCholet: France  
Name of coachAlain Negre [national], FRA  
Training RegimeHe trains for six hours a day.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the Olympic Winter Games. (actu.fr, 11 Jan 2017)  
Other sportsHe has represented France in roller speed skating and won multiple world titles in the sport. He won two gold medals and a silver at the 2015 World Championships in Kaohsiung, Chinese Taipei. (SportsDeskOnline, 25 Aug 2017; letelegramme.fr, 14 Dec 2016)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold medals at the roller speed skating world championships, (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
NicknamesThe King (teamdes.com, 20 Jan 2009)  
Most influential person in careerUS speed skater Chad Hedrick, coach Alain Negre. (Athlete, 04 Dec 2011; Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
Hero / IdolUS basketball player Michael Jordan. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)  
HobbiesSports, going to the beach, reading the newspaper. (Facebook page, 04 Oct 2017)  
InjuriesIn January 2014 he was diagnosed with Graves' disease. The condition affects the thyroid gland and can result in fatigue and weight loss. He withdrew from the 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, but competed in the team pursuit. In December 2016 he underwent surgery to remove his thyroid gland. (isu.org, 12 Feb 2017; reuters.com, 22 Feb 2014; leparisien.fr, 03 Feb 2014; lemonde.fr, 30 Jan 2014; Athlete, 13 Nov 2017)

He suffered from a sickness bug for three days prior to the 2015 World Allround Championships in Calgary, AB, Canada. The illness affected his performance at the event. (lequipe.fr, 06 Mar 2015)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships 10000m2  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships Mass Start 16 Laps3  
    2010 Olympic Games 10000m4  
    2009/2010 European Championships Allround4  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 5000m4  
    2014/2015 World Allround Championships Allround5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 1500m5  
    2014/2015 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2011/2012 European Championships Allround5  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 5000m5  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m6  
    2010/2011 European Championships Allround7  
    2014 Olympic Games Team Pursuit 8 Laps8  
    2015/2016 World Single Distances Championships 5000m8  
    2018 Olympic Games Mass Start 16 Laps10  
    2016/2017 World Single Distances Championships 5000m10  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 10000m10  
    2010/2011 World Single Distances Championships 1500m10  
    2010/2011 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2015/2016 World Allround Championships Allround11  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m11  
    2011/2012 World Single Distances Championships 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 5000m14  
    2008/2009 European Championships Allround15  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 10000m15  
    2012/2013 World Single Distances Championships 1500m15  
    2006/2007 European Championships Allround17  
    2006/2007 World Single Distances Championships 5000m21  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m22  
    2006/2007 World Allround Championships Allround22  
    2011/2012 World Allround Championships Allround24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Inzell Mass Start 16 Laps1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Berlin Mass Start 20 Laps2  
    2016/2017 World Cup Harbin Mass Start 16 Laps2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Astana 10000m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Kolomna Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Heerenveen Mass Start 20 Laps3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Astana 5000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup 5000/10000m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps5  
    2012/2013 World Cup Mass Start 20 Laps9  
    2011/2012 World Cup Overall9  
    2017/2018 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps11  
    2016/2017 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps12  
    2013/2014 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 5000/10000m12  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m13  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m13  
    2009/2010 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2014/2015 World Cup 5000/10000m14  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m15  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m16  
    2015/2016 World Cup 5000/10000m16  
    2012/2013 World Cup 5000/10000m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup Overall17  
    2017/2018 World Cup 5000/10000m18  
    2016/2017 World Cup 5000/10000m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup Mass Start 16 Laps21  
    2012/2013 World Cup Overall22  
    2006/2007 World Cup 5000/10000m26  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m29  
    2013/2014 World Cup Overall30  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m33  
    2016/2017 World Cup Overall37  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m38  
    2007/2008 World Cup 5000/10000m45  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m47  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m53